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  • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 3
  • Written by: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (184 ratings)
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Hunted on the Fens

Written by: Joy Ellis
Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
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DI Nikki Galena faces her toughest challenge yet. Can she save her team and herself from a cruel and determined adversary who will stop at nothing to harm Nikki and her colleagues? First she must work out who wants revenge against her or one of her detectives. Full of twists and turns, this is a crime novel that will keep listeners riveted until the stunning ending. And what is the connection between the series of attacks on the police and the mystery of woman found dead in a seemingly impregnable locked room? Find out in this tense and exciting detective thriller.

©2016 Joy Ellis (P)2017 Tantor

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Action Packed

Idk what everyone's problem with Henrietta Meire... I think she does a lovely job.

Super exciting and action packed. I feel like you really start to get to know the team in this book too! relistening to the series right now and it's just as exciting as the first time.

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Hooked on this series!

I’m so glad this series came up in my recommendations. It’s well written, well narrated, and very entertaining.

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Love this book

I am reading the series, and I am enjoying each one that I have read… Very good read

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Narration is painful to listen to

I’m really liking the Joy Ellis books but the Jackman Evans books are much better. I’ve noticed in this book the mispronunciation of words and the voice of Henrietta doing Prof. Rory is cringey.

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  • ML
  • 2023-04-29

Lose Ms Miere STAT!

Spare me from having to listen to Henrietta Miere for another 30 seconds! The Nikki Galena series is top notch story-wise, but the narration is absolute garbage.

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This one surprised me

I do enjoy all the books by Joy Ellis, that I have read and always look forward to the next one.

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Does that mean they're an item?!

Hunted on the Fens, written by Joy Ellis and narrated by Henrietta Meire, was so full of amazing twists and turns! I had an idea of who it had to be, bit was stunned to find out who it was! This was a very full story, but does the ending mean the two main characters are an item? I'm going to have to go on to Book 4: Killer on the Fens to find out!

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5 star narration

I listen to this series because of the narration. She delivers the characters, story and emotions so well.

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Couldn’t put it down

Great story, well read & very entertaining. I’m so glad there are several other books in this series, I’m a DI Galena fan!

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Twisty

This story took you in so many different paths!! Another good listen with a surprise ending.

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  • Wayne
  • 2017-02-13

Best novel yet in a great British detective series

For me the Detective Inspector Nikki Galena series has become addictive. This is the 3rd novel in the series and there are two more not yet available in audio format. The novels in the series are first rate suspense mysteries. Protagonist Nikki Galena is a very strong leader who inspires confidence in her team. Narrator Henrietta Meire takes some getting accustomed to because of her unusual British accent, but her performance is stellar.

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  • CM
  • 2017-11-03

Love this author but narration is annoying

This the third book in the series and I have enjoyed all three but the narration is really annoying. I come from England and feel sorry for the Author joy Ellis who chose to set this book in a very particular part of England the Fens which are located in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. So why the narrator has Nicky galena and other characters speaking in some wobbly Yorkshire /Lancashire accent is beyond me. Also the narrators Irish and Scottish accents are bad. Sgt Joseph is so posh he sounds like one of the Royal Family! However when the narrator is simply narrating her voice is very nice. Sorry to go on and if you don't come from the UK this probably won't bother you! As I said these are really enjoyable police procedurals with a great team of detectives and a bit of a who done it vibe.

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  • Jean
  • 2017-02-26

A Page Turner

This is the third book of the series. In what starts out as a classic mystery case, a dead woman is found in an impregnable locked room. Then the story takes a twist and someone is out to destroy Nikki and her team. Her team consists of Joseph, Cat, David and the boss is Inspector Bainbridge. Nikki’s daughter, Hannah, has just died and Joseph’s daughter is tricked into showing up and is put into danger. It appears the enemy knows about each of their lives and how to hurt them the most. Just as I thought I had the case solved, the author makes an abrupt change and I am sent off in another direction. Needless to say, the ending is a surprise.

The book is full of suspense, intrigue and enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. The characters are interesting and Ellis continues to develop them in each book. I can hardly wait for the next book in the series.

The book is nine hours long. Henrietta Meire does an excellent job narrating the series.

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  • Kathi
  • 2017-03-12

Outstanding narration of a really good series

This series is the first time I've heard the amazing narration of Henrietta Meire. She really brings the characters created by Joy Ellis into vibrant life.

DI Nikki Galena and her partner Joseph Easter are two people who could scarcely be more different, but due to the good writing and narration, these detectives have a kind of dynamic fit that transcends their individual personalities. They genuinely complement each other--as does the team who all work together to solve multiple complex crimes.

This book is very long, and at brief moments I felt overly long (the author very ambitiously put more suspects in, and kept doing so throughout the story, than I could at times keep up with). But it is somewhat of a page turner, so hard to pull away from. Best to just try to keep up! It works okay.

And this particular episode has a lot of high tech focus in places, which is the way of crime novels these days I suppose. (I imagine Agatha would have incorporated that, if she could have, but I'm old, so less impressed by that kind of detecting).

The author is mainly focused on the murder(s) involved, but takes the time to interweave touching moments of interaction among the characters, so that by now, in this third book, I feel that I'm getting to know them rather well, and that helps pull the entire story together.

I'd just say, if you plan to listen, hunker down, be ready to immerse yourself, and enjoy! Certainly worth the credit!

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  • S. Yates
  • 2017-11-01

Good characters, plot jumped the shark

Yet again, I like the characters and find them engaging, but the plotting is so overblown and exaggerated. There are always baroque details and large-scale conspiracies and it just feels at odds with the bucolic setting. Not sure whether I'll continue reading these books.

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  • Shauna McGee
  • 2017-03-02

3rd in Series Carries Intensity of First 2

Would you consider the audio edition of Hunted on the Fens to be better than the print version?

The audio version of any book is better because I can do mindless chores or close my eyes and rest while listening.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hunted on the Fens?

The discoveries were never mundane, even if the clues uncovered didn't immediately relate to the mystery.

Which scene was your favorite?

Midway through the book, one of the starting mysteries is re-explained with a surprising motive. (No spoilers.)

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The awkward conversation between Joseph and Vinnie over John's true feelings for Galena was well written. I felt as uncomfortable as Joseph did. The conversation piqued my curiosity for the rest of the story.

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  • Sharon
  • 2017-02-15

Riveting

The best of the Fens series. Ellis just gets better and better. Can not wait for the next book

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  • James V. Bellanca, Jr.
  • 2019-11-04

three is a charm

the third in the series is tighter and better than the first two. Worth your time.

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  • Catherine
  • 2017-04-08

Intriguing characters, fun accents

I enjoy this series for its intriguing characters. There are some nice working relationships as well as ethical bad guys and unethical cops. I wish more was done with the setting, since the fens are highlighted in the series titles.

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  • Nancy
  • 2017-03-06

So many Characters

First of all I really like the narrators voice however at times she speaks so fast that it is hard to understand. I feel like she is speed reading and with so many characters I tend to just space out. Sadly it does ruin the storyline. I felt like it was a race to the end. So many names I stopped even trying to figure out who they all were.

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